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Silent film classics to kick off the exhibition

Fans of cinema in black and white will get their money's worth on Saturday, 16 October, at Haus Dacheröden in Erfurt. The silent film classic "From Morning to Midnight", based on a stage play by Georg Kaiser, will be shown there. However, the performance of the expressionist film from 1920 will not be entirely without sound - pianist Emanuel Winter will set the scene for the moving images acoustically on the grand piano. The film screening is part of the vernissage for the exhibition "Moderne in der Provinz". It reflects the results of an educational and research project at Erfurt University that has been running since 2018 and is being realised with the support of the "Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Hessen-Thüringen" and in cooperation with the Weimarer Republik association.

picture of the UFA palace
(c) Erfurt City Archive

The social and cultural modernity associated with the first German democracy is often regarded as a rather metropolitan phenomenon, with which the metropolis of Berlin is primarily associated. The exhibition shows the social development associated with modernity in the cities of the Free State of Thuringia, which was founded in 1920. Without local dissemination, without an advocacy of social values even in the provinces, new currents, ideas, practices and values would not have been able to establish themselves at all, in the view of those involved in the exhibition. At the same time, they point to the regional specificities. In addition, contemporary original film posters from the collection of the University of Erfurt will be shown.

The event begins at 7.30 p.m. in Haus Dacheröden, Anger 37. Admission is free. Due to the pandemic, visitors are requested to wear a mask on the way to their seats and to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between people who are not from the same family.

The exhibition will then be on view from 20 October to 27 November and can be visited during the following times:

Wednesday to Friday: 12 to 17 hrs.
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm